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Easy Patina Project with all 3 Dixie Belle Patina Paints & Spray

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Using all 3 of Dixie Belle Patina Paints AND Activation Sprays, you can get a colorful rusty finish on anything. I'm using these candle holders to show you how to combine these products for an easy home decor craft project.

Products used:

  • Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Peacock & The Gulf

  • Dixie Belle Patina Paint in Iron, Copper & Bronze

  • Dixie Belle Patina Activation Spray in Blue, Green & Yellow

  • Dixie Belle's Black Gilding Wax

You can purchase these products at your local Dixie Belle retailer or you can find a retailer on the Dixie Belle website: (this is not an affiliate link and I do not get compensated for using this link, the link just gets you where you need to go. )

First, I apply a base coat of Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint. I'm using the colors "Peacock" & "The Gulf".

I start with the color "Peacock", dabbing it on randomly. I'm not going for 100% full coverage. Next, I do the same with "The Gulf" without covering all of the "Peacock".

Now it's time for the Patina!

I'm using the "Iron" Patina Paint first. I am stippling on the Iron Patina paint, again, not going for full coverage.

Next, I randomly dab on the "Bronze" Patina Paint. Then apply the "Copper" Patina Paint and let it dry.

Once it dries, repeat the process again. Stipple on each of the 3 colors of Patina Paint. But this time, don't let it dry!

While the Patina Paint is still wet, I apply Dixie Belle's Activation Sprays. They come in 3 different colors, and I'm using all of them! First the Yellow, then Blue and Green.

Once the activation has dried, I like to use Dixie Belle's Black Gilding Wax to make all those details pop.

I use a small stiff craft brush to apply the wax on all the high points & details. Just a little bit adds definition, giving it a natural look.

I love using all of the Dixie Belle patina products at the same time. Just look at that finish!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial for how to get a faux-patina finish! Let me know in the comments if you try this method out, I'd love to see your projects!

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